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Why does Lettersaurus use Exit/Extra for “X”?

In our toys, we introduce the X sound using words with the most common sound it represents (ks). This usually occurs at the end of a word (box, fox) or in the middle of a word (exit), which is why the audio in our toys does not state that the word "starts" with a particular letter.

While there are some words that start with the NAME of the letter (x-ray) and there are words that start with a less common sound for x (xylophone), there are no words that start with the most common SOUND for X (ks). This is why Lettersaurus uses a word with the X sound in the middle.

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  • 15-Jan-2016